What’s perhaps most impressive about
Paris Hilton’s decade of defining outfits throughout the early 2000s is that she did it all without the help of a stylist. “People would send me things or I would go down to 8th Street to Patricia Field’s and then over to Hotel Venus,” Hilton once told W. In fact, it was Hilton herself who single-handedly invented all the iconic trends that came back over a decade later, from Juicy Couture tracksuits to rhinestones and Von Dutch trucker hats. And when she wasn’t stepping out in mall designers, she was dressing up for a night out on the town. Kendall Jenner, in fact, recreated Hilton’s 21st birthday outfit (one of three) for her own celebration a few years back. And who can forget Hilton’s very miniature mini skirts and iconic statement t-shirts bearing bold phrases like, “Got blow?” Thanks to her, there was never a dull moment on a 2000s red carpet or front row.
Paris Hilton wears all the trends: A New York Dolls shirt, fishnet tights, platform boots, arm warmers, a rhinestone, choker, and tinted lenses outside the Sunset Marquis.
Paris Hilton wears a black slip dress, fur coat, and cowboy hat on the red carpet in the 2000s.
Paris Hilton arrives at Guy’s Club in Los Angeles wearing a “Got blow,” tank top, low-waist pants, and a rhinestone belt.
Never one to miss an opportunity to sport a tiara, Paris Hilton arrives at the Sundance Film Festival in a neon pink tulle skirt, a matching bright pink arm warmer on just her right arm, and a fur stole in 2001.
Paris Hilton attends Sundance Film Festival wearing an “I Love Me” t-shirt, plaid skirt, and fishnet tights in 2001.
Paris Hilton wears a fur halter top with matching shoes and flared jeans outside Las Palmas club in 2001.
Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky Hilton arrive at the 2001
Hannibal premiere in New York.
Paris Hilton wears a tiara and carries a pink Barbie bag at the Palazzo Suites at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paris Hilton attends the premiere of
How High in New York wearing an “I adore Dior” shirt with Eloise on it.
Paris Hilton poses in a cabana at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a bikini, fur coat, Dior choker, and oversized sunglasses.
Paris Hilton poses with Nicole Richie in matching denim suits (and nothing underneath) outside The Lounge club in West Hollywood.
Paris Hilton wears an American flag chainmail halter top and denim skirt to a party celebrating Francois Nars’ book,
Makeup Your Mind.
Paris Hilton wears track pants on the red carpet during the Gen Art: Fresh Faces in Fashion event in Los Angeles.
Paris Hilton gives off a semi-preppy vibe in a cropped, striped rugby shirt and low-rise jeans in 2002. Of course, she caps off the look with the ultimate accessory—a dog.
Paris Hilton celebrates her 21st Birthday Party at the Stork Rooms in London wearing a chainmail halter dress and rhinestone choker necklace.
Paris Hilton wore a blue rhinestone dress and tiara to the New York celebration of her 21st birthday at Studio 54.
Paris Hilton wore a see-through pink dress and tiara to the California celebration of her 21st birthday at the
GQ Lounge in Los Angeles.
Paris Hilton wears a Pony tank top, hat, and sweatband paired with a very miniature mini skirt to a party for the photographer Jamel Shabazz in Los Angeles.
Paris Hilton attends an Armani Jeans and Vibe party wearing extremely low-waist, lace-up pants, a red one-shoulder top, and a matching beret.
Paris Hilton discards her fur coat to show off a “Savage art” top while at a performance of The Pussycat Dolls in Hollywood.
By 2003, Paris Hilton was letting everyone know she was “Queen of the Universe” with her style.
Paris Hilton interviews the designer Jeremy Scott backstage while wearing a Von Dutch t-shirt and pink Juicy Couture sweatpants with her flip phone on the belt.
Paris Hilton holds her late dog, Tinkerbell while wearing a pink Adidas tracksuit following the 2003 Golden Globes awards ceremony.
Paris Hilton wears a shimmering, short black dress with matching eyeliner (and a bouffant) in 2003.
Paris Hilton dances at Light Nightclub in the Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel wearing a black slip dress with rhinestone trim and fishnet garters.
Paris Hilton shops Kim Kardashian in Sydney, Australia. They both wear white and carry oversized metallic Louis Vuitton bags and sunglasses.
Paris Hilton wears a pink puffer vest and matching pants, with a sporty handbag, at Sundance Film Festival in 2006.
Paris Hilton wears a shirt that says, “I love shoes, bags, and boys,” while out in New York City with her dog.
Paris Hilton goes for her Marilyn Monroe moment in 2009 by wearing a bright red dress and matching pumps.
Paris Hilton gets sophisticated with a one-shoulder dress in 2009.